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(Jiyugaoka - Cafe). 3718-4203
This charming little cafe occupies a traditional Japanese garden on a quiet Jiyugaoka side street. The menu offers green tea, coffee, and traditional Japanese sweets. Note the early closing time (6:30pm).
Jiyugaoka 1-24-23. Open 11am-6:30pm. Closed Wednesdays.
Another entry in the wave of serious new coffee shops in Tokyo, with great espresso and drip coffee and friendly service. There's seating for maybe ten people, and both coffee and beans are ready to take away. [See FULL REVIEW
Okusawa 5-1-4. Open 9am-7pm. Closed Tuesdays.
(Jiyugaoka - Wine bar). 3718-6448
There's a bar menu of simple pastas, terrines and salads, plus a more elaborate French menu if you want a full meal. Wines range from Y3,800-32,000, with eight served by the glass.
Jiyugaoka 1-25-3. Open noon-3, 6-10:30pm (LO). Closed Mondays.
A branch of one of Tokyo's best kushiage chains. (Kushiage is deep-fried meat, seafood and vegetable morsels served on skewers.)
Jiyugaoka 1-13-10, Yamada Bldg. 3F. Open 5-9:30pm daily.
Creamed-potato concoctions here come in varieties like turnip-gorgonzola-chicken and seasonal-vegetable curry, and run Y525. Eat in or take out. The shop may close early if they sell out.
Jiyugaoka 1-25-2. Open 11:30am-8pm. Closed Wednesdays.
This Jiyugaoka whiskey specialist boasts an astounding list (around 800 varieties), with new bottles arriving almost daily. The bar also features a different "guest beer" on tap weekly. Old-fashioned favorites like shepherd's pie and haggis are available in addition to less traditional items like Tuscan sausage and anchovies with celery. Budget around Y8000.
Jiyugaoka 1-26-9, Mikasa Bldg. 5F. Open 6pm-2am. Closed Tuesdays.
(Jiyugaoka - Hungarian). 3717-4790
Hungarian cooking; full-course dinners are Y3000-5000.
Jiyugaoka 1-28-8, Jiyugaoka Depaato 3F. Open 11:30am-2, 5:30-10pm. Closed Wednesdays.
The Jiyugaoka branch of a popular Kichijoji chicken specialty shop.
(Jiyugaoka - Japanese). 5731-8251
Good, healthy cooking based on organic vegetables and high-quality seasonal ingredients. The menu ranges from vegetable sushi on brown rice to parma ham and rucola pizzas; they also serve a number of gourmet pork dishes. Budget around Y4500 at dinnertime.
Jiyugaoka 2-8-20. Open 11am-5, 5-9pm (LO) daily.
(Jiyugaoka - Italian). 3718-5084
Great pizzas from a wood-burning oven and only the finest mozzerellas from this small, very casual pizzeria.
Jiyugaoka 2-14-2. Open 11:30am-2:30, 6-10pm (LO). Closed Mondays.
(Jiyugaoka - Spanish). 3722-2073
Spanish cooking from a long-running kitchen. Budget around Y8000 for dinner with drinks.
Okusawa 5-28-15. Open 5-10pm (LO). Closed Tuesdays.
This basement bar and live-music spot offers a menu of Cajun-style dishes, including gumbos and jambalaya.